It is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
It is estimated that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and it is the second leading cause of death among women. The high prevalence of the disease reinforces the critical need for medical research and improved treatment to save lives. Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends work together to raise awareness, fund treatment and invest in pioneering research.
The partnership has already yielded positive results with more than AED5 million invested in life-saving treatment to support 34 women and fund 9 breast cancer research studies in the UAE.
In turn, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Member of the Board of Trustees of Al Jalila Foundation, said, "Through our partnership, and with the help of our donors, we have been able to provide quality medical care and support to women with breast cancer. In line with our mission to advance medical research in the region we have funded a number of pioneering projects which are underway and promise to yield positive outcomes that will offer hope and healing to patients in the future."
During the event, Pam Wilby, Complex General Manager, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa and the Grosvenor House Dubai, presented a cheque of AED540,000 to support Al Jalila Foundation’s breast cancer programme.
The UAE government is determined to bring down blood cancer fatalities in the country where it is the third leading cause of death, numbering at 4500 new cases each year.
It is a platform to reaffirm one’s commitment to physical fitness and reduce the risk of cancer and other lifestyle diseases.
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